We’ve already touched on this before, but commission fees are an often overlooked part of the process, particularly when it comes to investing in stocks for beginners. Brokerage fees can be anywhere around $10-$30 on share trading platforms, all the way up to $50-$150 for full-service brokers. That being said, certain platforms offer commission-free options. For example, eToro launched zero commission stocks and fractional stocks in Australia in May. Additionally, you may encounter currency conversion fees (for foreign stocks), account fees, custody fees (for US stocks) and inactivity fees. Make sure you factor these fees into your forecasting.